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Laptop stops stream to VGA monitor when windows starts.

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  • Laptops
  • Desktops
  • Monitors
  • VGA
  • Mobile Computing
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August 7, 2009 3:06:17 AM

Pretty much exactly what the title says. I broke the screen on my laptop so i have it set up as a desktop with a cheap vga monitor. I can start the computer and see the "Verifying DMI pool data" screen and such and even the windows vista scrolling load bar, but when windows goes to the desktop i lose all signal from the laptop. What could be causing this?!

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August 17, 2009 1:40:59 PM

Maybe your screen resolution is too high for your external monitor. To fix this, you can boot in VGA mode in Vista. To do so, press F8 just before the Windows loading screen appears. You can press F8 repeatedly to make sure you get the timing right. A menu will appear and you can choose to boot in VGA mode. If it works, try to lower the resolution to something like 1024x768.

If it's not working, try to change the dual-screen option of your laptop. It depends on the brand, but it's usally something like Function+F4. Do it 2-3 times in a row to cycle through the modes and see if ones actually works.

If all of the above fails, I don't know what else could works. Good luck!
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August 17, 2009 3:38:06 PM

zak_mckraken said:

If it's not working, try to change the dual-screen option of your laptop. It depends on the brand, but it's usally something like Function+F4. Do it 2-3 times in a row to cycle through the modes and see if ones actually works.


This sounds like the problem. When windows boots, it loads your graphics driver and disables the display. Changing the output to the primary one should solve your issue.

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